4 Simple Tips to Reduce Your Bounce Rate

October 21, 2015 Farah Fathy

High bounce rates can derail your global SEO efforts and be detrimental to your outstanding content. Having a high percentage of visitors who navigate away from your website after only viewing one page is an indicator that there is something on your site that needs immediate attention. Simple navigation changes, design layout, or targeting efforts are all ways you can reduce your bounce rate.

In this blog I will discuss simple tips that can reduce your website bounce rate.

Evaluate Your Site Navigation

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Sometimes visitors bounce after spending time on your website without going to any other page. This could be because they found the content they were looking for on the first page they viewed or because they didn't find what they were looking for and didn't look any further. At this point one important question should pop up in your mind, "how do you engage visitors beyond their first page view?"

Begin by evaluating your website navigation.

Your navigation should be designed with visitors in mind.

  • Optimize the space available on each page.
  • Balance the white space with informative, but simple, content.
  • Use colors, images, and CTAs to attract and engage your visitors.

Your website navigation should be direct and simple. Your goal should be to create a website that is easy to understand and gets your visitors to the content they want.

Attract the Right Audience

Optimizing your website with the right keywords helps direct your targeted audiences to your website. Make sure you are choosing specific, relevant and localized keywords to attract all of your global audiences. The wrong keywords will attract the wrong audiences and increase your bounce rate.

Use Content Recommendations to Increase Engagement

Personalized content recommendations drive 50% higher click-through rates than non-personalized recommendations.

You can use content recommendation tools to use the visitor's online activity to recommend relevant and suitable content for them. You can recommend relevant blogs, eBooks, or other website resources depending on what content the contact previously viewed to keep them on your site longer.

Be Mobile Friendly

More than half of all internet users now consume content on their mobile devices. People are using their smart phones and other mobile devices to access information on the internet and will be more likely to bounce on sites that are not mobile responsive.

Summary

Building well designed websites, targeted and localized keyword lists, and informative content are all ways to lower your website's bounce rate. Recommending relevant content based on your viewers' page activity will help them stay engaged with your site. Implementing and evaluating the SEO tips discussed in this blog will help your viewers find your pages and stay engaged with your website longer.

Further Resources on International SEO, SEM and Social Media

Globalization Partners International (GPI) Global SEO Specialists will conduct your multilingual keyword analysis, ranging from terminology accuracy equivalents to keyword density factor evaluation and competition analysis.

For more information on issues specific to search engine marketing, you may wish to review our previous blogs:

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About the Author

Farah Fathy

Global SEO Specialist. Farah is a native Arabic speaker born and residing in Cairo, Egypt. She received her degree in Commerce and English from Ain-Shams University studying marketing, management, economics and accounting. Her experience includes working in various specialties in global digital marketing with specific training in Link Building, Website Traffic Analysis, On-page Optimization and Off-page Optimization as well as standard Social Media Marketing. She is skilled in a variety of tools including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Light Room and SEO tools such as Google Keyword Planner, SeoMoz, Opensite Explorer, Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools. She enjoys playing sports such as swimming and basketball and loves to read in her spare time.

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